Deve Gowda visits Adichunchanagiri mutt after a 43-year gap

Deve Gowda visits Adichunchanagiri mutt after a 43-year gap

Submitted by Rashmi on Thu, 2016-12-29 20:34 ​Bengaluru: JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda made peace with the Adichunchanagiri Mutt - which he last visited 43 years ago. On Thursday, Gowda accompanied by his wife visited the mutt and greeted seer Swami Nirmalanandanatha and offered prayers. Gowda even touched the seer's feet to seek blessings. Later, Gowda participated in a religious programme organised in Mandya. Gowda's move is being seen as a significant step by political pundits as relations between Gowda and the late Balagangadharanatha swami had gone sour, with Gowda at one point even threatening to setup a separate Vokkaliga mutt. Although, Gowda's family members continued to have relations with the mutt, Gowda had stayed away from it.